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Hard Rock Florida expansions to offer new culinary concepts

28 August 2019

(PRESS RELEASE) -- As part of the $2.2 billion expansions of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, more than 20 new culinary offerings are scheduled for completion in October 2019. The complete transformation will introduce dozens of new dining, lounge and nightlife options.

“From fine dining and casual restaurants to spirited lounges, we’re eager to unveil our expanded food and beverage concepts this fall at both properties,” said Victor Tiffany, Senior Vice President of Hospitality of Seminole Gaming. “Appealing to both resort guests and local patrons, the new outlets will enhance the destinations' culinary offerings with options that fit every budget and palate.”

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Upon its completion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will feature 19 dining options and 20 bars and lounges. New restaurant offerings will include an Italian restaurant, an American live fire grill, a 24-hour deli/diner, a buffet with multiple live action stations, poolside dining with a tropical twist, an artisanal coffee shop and much more.

New culinary arrivals will include:
  • Canoa – The new American wood fire grill restaurant will celebrate the culinary techniques of solid fuel grilling inspired by South Florida’s unique and bold flavors. Canoa’s open-kitchen concept will highlight live fire grilling of seafood, meats and fresh produce, while bartenders craft farm fresh-inspired cocktails and more than 100 wines.
  • Cipresso – With a contemporary twist on Italian-American fare, Cipresso will still be rooted in tradition. The menu will feature creative interpretations of handmade pastas and pizzas, and composed specialty dishes. A mix of family-style banquettes and bar top seating creates a vibrant energy. Cipresso will highlight an extensive wine list with a focus on Italian varietals and other old world offerings, as well as a creative cocktail menu featuring the best Negroni in town.
  • Fresh Harvest – This contemporary buffet will offer guests five themed dining genres and live action stations, including salad/soups/raw bar; pasta/pizza; dim sum/rice and noodles; rotisserie and grill; and decadent desserts. Each station will feature chefs cooking to order creating a vibrant and energetic display of culinary action.
  • Rise Kitchen & Deli–Located at the base of the Guitar Hotel, the new 24-hour American diner/deli will boast incredible views with floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the pool lagoon.Rise will offer all-day breakfast; salads; hearty burgers and sandwiches; and New York City-style deli offerings, as well as a unique juice bar.
  • Constant Grind – The new artisanal shop will feature Lavazza coffee and specialize in varied brewing techniques such as nitro, cold drip and pour over. Led by Pastry Chef Ross Evans, the French-inspired, American bakery will highlight breads and pastries made in-house; a grab-and-go station of sandwiches, salads and other savory bites; decadent gelato display; and glass counters lining the shop with meticulously designed chocolates, cakes and sweets.
  • Oculus Bar – Centrally located in the hotel lobby, the Oculus Bar will offer a unique take on the classic wine bar with a focus on craft beers, curated wines and signature cocktails, where aperitifs, after dinner drinks and vermouths take center stage.
  • Daer Nightclub/Dayclub – The 44,000-square-foot, indoor-outdoor entertainment complex is set to debut Fall 2019, with three distinctive concepts –a day club, nightclub and rooftop bar –the venue is the second location and continuation of the DAER franchise.
A signature of Seminole Hard Rock, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood will return in a new location offering the sophisticated, classic-American steakhouse fare guests know and love. The menu will offer USDA prime cuts of beef, signature raw bar and delectable seafood selections, and more. Council Oak’s drink menu will feature an award-winning selection of more than 400 labels, along with well-known and approachable liquors, alongside an exclusive list of high-end spirits as part of the One Ounce Club.Other additions include two poolside dining concepts –a refreshed Pool Bar & Grill and the new Beach Club Bar & Grill – offering classic favorites with a tropical twist on a mix of small and large shareable plates; and Entice, an ultra-lounge opening in the resort’s new Promenade.

Hard Rock Cafe led the way as the first renovated restaurant to open within the complex, featuring a new open-kitchen design, with contemporary menu additions of time-honored classics. Guests can also experience the new Center Bar, where the drink menu celebrates Florida’s fresh produce with cocktails created with fresh juices and herbs.

In addition to a relocated food court, the refreshed L Bar and greatly expanded and redesigned Bol restaurant, guests can indulge at the popular and innovative Kuro. Led by Creative Culinary Director Alex Becker, Kurois the new-style Japanese concept spotlighting worldly dishes using both locally sourced and imported ingredients.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Already one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will soon refresh the region’s culinary scene with new restaurant offerings.

New culinary arrivals will include:
  • Cipresso – This elegant Italian restaurant will provide artisanal libations and a refined menu of handmade pastas and pizza, perfect for a romantic dinner for two or casual evening with friends. Whether seated in the main restaurant, intimate pizza bar or 16-seat private dining room, guests can sip on house-made limoncello, choose from a selection of over 100 wines or indulge in a handcrafted classic cocktail paired with classic Italian-American fare.
  • Pool Bar & Grill – Offering stellar views from its position adjacent to the hotel’s three pools, the Pool Bar & Grill, open to the public, will offer casual yet upscale lunch and dinner seven days a week, including a variety of specialty and frozen cocktails to enjoy poolside.
  • The Cellar–An upscale wine experience and retail space, the Cellar will feature an Enomatic wine serving system along with a premium spirits and snack menu.
  • Constant Grind – Enjoy sweet and savory aromas of freshly baked pastries, sandwiches and 12 varieties of house-made gelato at Constant Grind. Featuring Lavazza coffee and espresso specialty drinks, guests can also tempt taste buds with handcrafted chocolates by Executive Pastry Chef Stephan Schubert.
Already complete and welcoming guests are The Rez Grill, Rise Kitchen & Deli, L Bar and Center Bar. The newly expanded Noodle Bar at Jubao Palace provides an elevated, modern Cantonese and Vietnamese dining experience. The property also boasts a rich culinary scene with signature dining options such as Hard Rock Cafe, where guests can satisfy their taste buds with classic American fare alongside music memorabilia, or Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a sophisticated dining experience with a curated cocktail selection and diverse wine list.

Casual dining options full of seasonal flavors include Fresh Harvest Buffet with seven live-action stations,Rock ‘N Raw featuring Japanese cuisine and hand-rolled sushi,and the Food Court.

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